Chip Kidd Book Cover Graphic Design Gallery Updated


OK, If this post is meant to be sort of a shameless promo, then why do I feel shame? I’m not, I’m just kidding. Hey, this is actually great news!

The BOOK COVER GALLERY here at CHIPKIDD.COM has been updated today with many new book cover designs!!

They have been added to GALLERY PAGE THREE which you can visit by clicking right HERE!

Chip Kidd ChipKidd.Com Official Tumblr Page

Hey everybody, just a quick shout out!!

CHIPKIDD.COM now has a Tumblr page. It’s just getting started so please be sure to visit and then share some of our stuff. We’re really trying to get the word out about this website and we could use YOUR help! Please share this site anywhere you can. We’re talking places like: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and now Tumblr!

Thank you!!

Visit the ChipKidd.Com Tumblr page >>> CLICK HERE!

Design Matters with Debbie Millman Podcast


Design Matters Podcast Interview with Peter Mendelsund Book COVER Designer


Debbie Millman is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show, DESIGN MATTERS.

In a previous "Design Matters" broadcast, Debbie interviewed the World-Class Art Director Peter Mendelsund. He is an associate art director at Knopf, as well as an art director at Pantheon Books. he is also a guiding force behind some of today’s most recognizable book covers: the Stieg Larsson books, the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace and Laurie Sheck’s A Monster’s Notes, to name just a few. Also, he has a new book about his life in graphic design coming out in April, 2014 (link down below, published by PowerHouse Books) titled, COVER“.

To HEAR MORE TALKS with today’s most innovative thinkers and designers just click here, DESIGN MATTERS.

Here is their discussion down below, enjoy:


Chip Kidd Poster BAT-MANGA BATMAN Japan Book Cover

This is just a quick post to share this fun image I came across the other day. It’s a promotional poster created by MELTDOWN COMICS (Los Angeles, CA) for when they had Chip Kidd as a special guest. Of course, this was for the BAT-MANGA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF BATMAN IN JAPAN (Pantheon) Book Tour a few years ago. The ultra-cool thing was that this poster was super HUGE! Man, I totally love this image.


Pantheon Books Graffic Novel Book Publishing - New Logo

Here’s a quick post to share this example of some cool graphic design created by Chip Kidd. He recently redesigned the PANTHEON GRAPHIC NOVELS Logo for a trade show banner they needed for the recent 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and we have to admit that it looks pretty damn good!

Chris Ware's BUILDING STORIES Graphic Novel Book by Pantheon

At this year’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Chris Ware was honored with four (Yes 4!) Eisner Awards for his brand-new Graphic Novel, BUILDING STORIES (Published by Pantheon). Here’s a photo of one of them, Congrats Chris… you honestly deserve this credit, great job!!


2013 SDCC Eisner Award Chris Ware Building Stories Book

2013 Eisner Awards Chris Ware BUILDING STORIES Graphic Novel Pantheon Book


WOW! This is insanely great news!! OK, we don’t mean to brag, but at this year’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Chris Ware’s new Graphic Novel, BUILDING STORIES (Pantheon Books) won four 2013 Eisner Awards!!! Yes, FOUR! This is almost too good to be true and we are so proud of Chris Ware. His new Graphic Novel, also known as “The Book in a Box”, won in these categories: Best New Graphic Novel, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering and Best Publication Design.

We want to congratulate Chris Ware (and Pantheon Books) for their amazing success!

2013 SDCC Chip Kidd New Pantheon Books Logo

While Chip Kidd was having fun partying at this week’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con (OK honestly, he was probably working like a dog) he was kind enough to share a few fun photos he took while running around.

The first one is of him standing in front of the Booth for Pantheon Books. Hey, take a notice of the banner in the background with the new “Pantheon Graphic Novels” logo!

Next, Chip ran into some super-awesome famous people. The 1st pic is none other than Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Make Good Art Speech, & soon, Sandman Overture for DC Comics) and then we get to see the Fantasy Author, George R. R. Martin (The Game of Thrones). That’s cool!

2013 SDCC Neil Gaiman Chip Kidd MAKE GOOD ART Book

2013 SDCC George R R Martin and Chip Kidd

Then, last but not least, he dropped by the HOT TOYS Toy Booth to see the brand-new Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series Figures and Batmobile. These are coming out later this year and they are insanely beautiful…. actually, Masterpieces of ART!


2013 SDCC HOT TOYS Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series Figures and Batmobile

Fall 2013 Knopf Pantheon Schocken Doubleday Catalog Random House Books

Here’s a quick post to share some fun news for you Book Readers out there. We’re not sure if you know it yet but Random House has PDF Files of their Fall 2013 Catalogs (and then, also, their combined Summer 2013 catalogs too) you can download. They are sort of like “online magazines” and they’re FREE! Think of them as a “Press Release Book” showing everything that will be released in the Fall (and Summer) that are loaded with a ton of great information & beautiful book cover graphics. In other words, it’s a chance for you to work on your next “Reading List”.

To view them just click on their names.To save them, just right-click & then “save as”:

Knopf – Fall 2013

Pantheon / Schocken – Fall 2013

Doubleday – Fall 2013


Knopf / Pantheon – Summer 2013

Vintage Books / Anchor Books – Summer 2013


Peter Mendulsund Book Cover Design Knopf Designer

On Tuesday, July 30th, at 7:00 pm, Housing Works Bookstore is pleased to host a discussion with pianist/composer Timo Andres, artist/book designer Peter Mendelsund, and The New Yorker‘s Leo Carey.The event is FREE and should be extremely interesting so, if you can, go check it out! For more detailed information, please CLICK HERE!

Timo Andres, whose most recent album, Home Stretch, explores and recreates pieces by Mozart and Brian Eno, is a huge admirer of Peter Mendelsund, who has designed book jackets at Random House for iconic authors such as James Joyce, Franz Kafka (examples shown down below), Julio Cort zar, and Michel Foucault. Together, with the help of critic Leo Carey, they will talk about their respective “anxiety of influences” and the ways in which they hope to remain faithful to a tradition while making it their own. Copies of Home Stretch, which releases that day, will be on sale.

Peter Mendelsund Franz Kafka Book Cover Designs

We should also mention that Peter Mendelsund is the Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books, the Art Director of Pantheon Books, Art Director of Vertical Press, and has a new book coming out in April, 2014 titled, COVER (Power House Books).